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I got a positive lupus antibody test in june and was told I would need lifelong warfarin. Is this accurate?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Hey positive antinuclear body by itself does not require lifelong warfarin. I suspect this advice was given because of other findings. Your rheumatologist should be able to help clarify this advice.

In brief: Need more informatio

There are a lot more details that we need.
Hey positive antinuclear body by itself does not require lifelong warfarin. I suspect this advice was given because of other findings. Your rheumatologist should be able to help clarify this advice.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not necessarily

If all you had was one positive lupus antibody test, then that is not an indication for treatment with warfarin.
To make a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome requires multiple positive tests over time in addition to a clinical finding such as a blood clot or miscarriages. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/antiphospholipidsyndrome.asp.

In brief: Not necessarily

If all you had was one positive lupus antibody test, then that is not an indication for treatment with warfarin.
To make a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome requires multiple positive tests over time in addition to a clinical finding such as a blood clot or miscarriages. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/antiphospholipidsyndrome.asp.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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